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LOOKING

Howard and Roberta Ahmanson visit Olafur Eliasson’s “Room for one colour (1997)” at the National Gallery in London. The immersive installation is the final work in the exhibition “Monochrome: Painting in Black and White” curated by Jennifer Slivka and sponsored by the Ahmansons. The exhibition spans seven centuries and includes 50 works by artists who have—in most cases—deliberately turned to monochrome in their art, whether it me black and white paintings, grisaille drawings, yellow and black stained glass, or a room filled with yellow light.

One of the attributes of God himself is Beauty.  Not something sentimental or a means of setting standards to exclude work that doesn’t fit our social or intellectual paradigms, but rather that experience we enjoy when a work of art or the way the light hits the water gives us a deeper and rewarding, even if painful, glimpse into the nature of reality and of our lives. Beyond that, the Bible teaches that human beings are made in the image of God. That means, first off, that we are beautiful. It also means that, as God created the universe in all its glory, we, too, are creators. So, art works are tangible expressions of God’s work in us and in the world. And, we are part of the wonder of it all. Collections bear witness to the Beauty and the extravagance of the universe and the God who created it.

  • Reposition I

    Reposition I

    Wayan Novi

    Acrylic and ballpoint on galvanized zinc

    2017

    INDONESIAN

  • Aztec Vase and Carpet #8

    Aztec Vase and Carpet #8

    Betty Woodman

    Glazed earthenware, epoxy resin, laquer, paint, and canvas

    2015

    AMERICAN

  • Standing Sculpture (with Rope)

    Standing Sculpture (with Rope)

    Ricky Swallow

    Patinated bronze with oil paint

    2018

    AUSTRALIAN

  • Superman

    Superman

    Nathaniel Mary Quinn

    Black charcoal, gouache, soft pastel, oil pastel, paint stick, acrylic gold leaf on Coventry Vellum paper

    2018

    AMERICAN

  • Brasilia #8

    Brasilia #8

    Iwan Baan

    Pigment inkjet print on rag paper

    2010

    DUTCH

  • Reliquary #3: Catch

    Reliquary #3: Catch

    Amy Meissner

    Vintage domestic, household linens, silk organza, wool, abandoned embroideries and quilts, found object. Machine pieced, hand embroidered and quilted

    2015

    AMERICAN

  • Cockadoodle Drew

    Cockadoodle Drew

    Steven and William Ladd

    Archival board, fiber, trinkets, pins, shredded paper, wheat starch, glue, dye, MDF frame

    2018

    AMERICAN

  • Of Seasons

    Of Seasons

    Barry Krammes

    Mixed media assemblage with wooden base

    2018

    AMERICAN

  • Madonna and Child

    Madonna and Child

    Ale Groen

    Metal chairs and cable

    2018

    CANADIAN

  • Exclusive

    Exclusive

    Anna Freeman Bentley

    Oil and acrylic on canvas

    2017

    BRITISH

  • Siena, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, 2008-2017

    Siena, Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta, 2008-2017

    Markus Brunetti

    Archival pigment print, assemblage

    2017

    GERMAN

  • Sleep Don’t Come Easy

    Sleep Don’t Come Easy

    Diedrick Brackens

    Woven cotton, nylon, and chenille yarn

    2016

    AMERICAN

  • Standing Door with Band # 1

    Standing Door with Band # 1

    Ricky Swallow

    Patinated bronze with oil paint

    2016

    AUSTRALIAN

  • A-Z Cover Series: Subjective Composition (Rust and Gold Geometric)

    A-Z Cover Series: Subjective Composition (Rust and Gold Geometric)

    Andrea Zittel

    Textile

    2012

    AMERICAN

  • Under Heaven

    Under Heaven

    Xu Zhen

    Oil on aluminum plate

    2014

    CHINESE

  • Ongoing Poem for A Thousand Years

    Ongoing Poem for A Thousand Years

    Jian-Jun Zhang

    Chinese ink, oil paint on rice paper

    2010

    CHINESE

  • Mirage Garden #5

    Mirage Garden #5

    Jian-Jun Zhang

    Silicone rubber

    2015

    CHINESE

  • Three Trees

    Three Trees

    Wu Yiming

    Ink and watercolor on paper

    2015

    CHINESE

  • St. Nicholas of Myra

    St. Nicholas of Myra

    Kehinde Wiley

    Oil on Canvas

    2015

    AMERICAN

  • Triptych

    Triptych

    Keith Vaughn

    Ink and gouache

    1949

    BRITISH